"HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS"
DAVID WELCSH, VOCALS
ALEX HENDRICKS, GUITAR
SEAN CARROLL, BASS
CHRIS ROUSSELL, DRUMS
Together, The Thing With Feathers have taken the best elements of Rock, Dance, and Pop to create an amalgam of booty shakin’-infused Alternative Rock with irresistible vocals and impeccable production.
Donning many musical hats, early incarnations of the band began making rounds through the fraternity show circuit as a cover band, building stock in their performance ability and writing prowess. Following several reinventions, Welcsh ultimately connected with bassist Sean Carroll, drummer Chris Roussell, and guitarist Alex Hendricks. Blending their affinity for several artists such as Coldplay, The 1975, and The Strokes, the band created a distinct sound best expressed in their May 2019 release, ‘Figure It Out’. Garnering over 650,000 streams on Spotify since release, the song quickly became a fan-favorite at live shows and proved a powerful catalyst in reaching an international audience.
More recently, the Feathers have teamed up with producer and mixing engineer Kyle Dreaden (Parachute, Jake Wesley Rogers). Their first collaboration with Dreaden leading production, ‘We'll Be Fine’, will be available to stream on April 9th. Exhilaratingly tight performances from the rhythm section topped with an infectious guitar hook and bold, anthemic vocals inspired by hope for the future come at the perfect time as we begin to feel a breath of fresh air from this pandemic.
With the latest single, the Feathers continue to forge their unique sound and path through their innovative approach to composition. Welcsh sums it up best: “[Our music] is an invitation. It’s an empowerment, a call to something greater, a belief in something more, but most of all it is hope.”